Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Staff Posted On: Thu Jun 25 2020 Job Description:
The University of Saint Joseph invites applicants for per diem registered nurses. This position has responsibilities that are both clinical and administrative. This individual provides health care services to eligible students within standard RN scope of practice and clinically supports APRN/Director and physician consultant. Administrative responsibilities include management of student health requirements including data entry, inventory management and quality assurance activities. Occasional group health and wellness education programs and presentations are included in the responsibilities of this position.
Responsibilities (Include but are not limited to)
Provide health care services to eligible individuals. Perform initial nursing assessment and office-based testing when indicated. Document medical history and physical assessment findings on office forms or within computerized version thereof in a timely manner. Dispense treatments and over-the-counter medications within RN scope of practice and under guidelines provided by APRN/MD. Determine for APRN or MD evaluation. Support APRN and MD in treatment of students including setting up patient and scheduling appointments. Conduct follow-up telephone calls to students and call-in prescriptions to pharmacies as required by MD or APRN.
Maintain and regularly monitor expiration of vaccine, medication and supply inventory. Record and track expiration dates in Excel worksheet. Will perform supply ordering as per the Director within identified University budget parameters. Responsible for securing purchase order approval (as applies) and invoice payment.
Review new student records for fulfillment of detailed vaccine and health requirements according to the University/program standards. Fulfill all facets of health record management including data entry into applicable data base/software program. Communicate clearly with students in writing, including e-mail, telephone and in person about record completion. Respond to inquiries and complete forms upon request of students and clinical coordinators. Contact student's medical provider when needed to resolve questions and concerns with requirement fulfillment.
Perform and record monthly quality assurance testing on medical devices.
Perform infection control related procedures which includes basic cleaning of medical devices and environmental surfaces in patient care areas.
Serve as a liaison between other college departments and outside providers and agencies as needed. Represent department and contribute to University committees as assigned or requested.
Conduct or assist with educational health and wellness activities and/or presentations for students.
Attend and assist at University and department of Student Affairs functions (as requested) that may occur outside of normal working hours. Including but not limited to Orientations and Open Houses and above educational health and wellness programs.
Identify exceptions to standard health requirements, determine and communicate to students additional steps needed fulfill all University and/or program requirements.
Within RN scope of practice make an initial assessment and determine and appropriate timing for referral APRN, MD or emergency or other care.
Make purchasing decisions for medical supplies within guidelines approved by Director and University budget standards.
Must hold valid R.N. license to practice professional nursing in the state of Connecticut.
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
Minimum of two years of professional nursing practice including one year in an ambulatory setting.
School/college, public or occupational health experience preferred.
Annual requirement for 18 nursing or related CEU's or related professional education.
Current CPR/AED certification.
Proficiency in or ability to attain proficiency in administering and reading PPD (TB skin tests).
Demonstrate necessary confidentiality practices and decision making skills.
Enjoy working in a fast paced environment with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and ability to maintain composure under stressful conditions.
Exhibits a high level of professionalism, leadership, creative problem solving, diplomacy, negotiation and sales skills, and the ability to manage complex projects with minimal supervision
Professional, courteous demeanor and appearance; ability to engage positively and work professionally with students, faculty, staff and administration and represent the University professionally to the public
Comply with all current health and vaccination requirements for health care environment.
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.